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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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While other media are cutting back, listener- and reader-supported WHAV remains on the job because local news is more critical than ever. WHAV provides more local news, more news that matters and more often than all other sources combined

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Haverhill News

O’Brien Officially Becomes Haverhill Fire Chief; Pledges Forward Progress at Ceremony

O’Brien Officially Becomes Haverhill Fire Chief; Pledges Forward Progress at Ceremony
Robert M. O’Brien officially became Haverhill’s new fire chief during a swearing in ceremony Monday afternoon and promised to continue moving the department forward. O’Brien, a 28-year veteran of the department, succeeds William F. Laliberty as fire chief. He promised firefighters he will work diligently on the city’s behalf. “I will have your back and I look forward to working …

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Route 125 Restaurant Collisions Near Plaistow, N.H., Line to Receive City Council Scrutiny

Route 125 Restaurant Collisions Near Plaistow, N.H., Line to Receive City Council Scrutiny
Recent automobile collisions with a Route 125 restaurant have captured the attention of Haverhill City Councilor Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien. O’Brien, who once lived near the intersection where the crashes have occurred, is asking to discuss the matter at tonight’s Haverhill City Council meeting. In recent weeks, Haverhill Police and Fire responded to three car crashes through a front window …

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Groveland Entrepreneur Plans to Open Aroma Joe’s This Spring in Bradford

Groveland Entrepreneur Plans to Open Aroma Joe’s This Spring in Bradford
Aroma Joe’s is expected to open early in May in the Bradford section of Haverhill as a Groveland entrepreneur renovates a former freestanding doughnut shop on Route 125. Alan Arcidpane told WHAV the forthcoming Aroma Joe’s in Academy Plaza at 727 S. Main St., is his first store. He doesn’t describe himself as a coffee aficionado, but does enjoy the …

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Merrimack Valley Planning Commission’s Park to Leave for MassDevelopment Under Rivera

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission’s Park to Leave for MassDevelopment Under Rivera
Theresa Park, who has served as executive director of Haverhill-based Merrimack Valley Planning Commission for little more than a year, is leaving to join her former boss at MassDevelopment in Boston. Park joins the quasi-public finance agency in March as deputy director and senior executive vice president under former Lawrence Mayor and MassDevelopment President and CEO Daniel Rivera. Park becomes …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Wants Answers to How State Chose Vaccine Vendors and Sites or Will Seek Audit

DiZoglio Wants Answers to How State Chose Vaccine Vendors and Sites or Will Seek Audit
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio wants answers to questions about the state’s troubled COVID-19 vaccine rollout and is prepared to ask the state auditor to investigate if necessary. DiZoglio said one question is how certain vendors were selected to help distribute the vaccine. She said she wants answers from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration or will push state Auditor Suzanne M. Bump …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Exchange Club’s 19th Annual Rick Barry St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Goes Online

Haverhill Exchange Club’s 19th Annual Rick Barry St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Goes Online
The Haverhill Exchange Club’s 19th Annual Rick Barry St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is going online live this year with traditional Irish music, real “leprechaun loot,” prizes and giveaways. The celebration, sponsored by Haverhill Bank, takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, at 10 a.m., with live Facebook and HC Media streams and cable television channel 22. Tickets are …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Kate Elizabeth (Freitas) Sherwood, 45, Londonderry High Counselor

Today’s Obituaries—Kate Elizabeth (Freitas) Sherwood, 45, Londonderry High Counselor
Kate Elizabeth (Freitas) Sherwood, 45, of West Newbury, passed away unexpectedly at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, surrounded by family, on Feb. 16. Born in Manchester, N.H., on April 23, 1975, the daughter of Carol (Desrosiers) Freitas and Jeffrey D. Freitas. Kate married the love of her life R. Dougan Sherwood and together they raised two wonderful children, Ben age 13, and …

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Radio Listings

Today’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Susan McNeff, senior director, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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